Geraldine Grandidier is founder and CEO of Tidy Books Europe Ltd. She set up her business in 2004 when she discovered a gap in the market for an innovative children’s bookcase, and designed her own. Tidy Books makes children’s bookcases that get kids reading, and more children’s storage designs have joined the family, which have won numerous awards for design, practicality and innovation.
Geraldine started her professional career as a violin maker, winning scholarships to the prestigious Newark School of Violin Making and going on to work at the worldwide renowned Royal Academy of Music in London as a violin maker and restorer.
The commercial success of the company has enabled it to expand into the global market. Tidy Books is now sold in the UK, US, Australia and Europe and through major retailers such as John Lewis. Geraldine has ambitious plans for Tidy Books’ future as it becomes a global brand, and is looking for investors.